spelletrader: This is more a case of a black female principal that dressy flashy at a school in a working class white neighborhood. They feel that she doesn't know her place and they will complain about whatever they imagine is going on.
Kibbler: Granted that, if the details of this story are true (keeping in mind that the source is the NYP), this particular idiot has a talent for drawing bad publicity down on herself, and almost certainly should be fired.This proves that you can't find arrogant, incompetent, lazy, embezzling white male principals in NYC, because if they existed, of course the NYP would be there, in a flash, because their agenda is only ensuring the best possible education for the city's children, for example, Creative Broom Pushing.Wait, no, this proves that we need to abolish all public schools, and switch over to corporate-run and -sponsored schools, because Free Market.But I can tell by your eyebrows that you think the NYP leapt gleefully on this particular story. Well I can tell you that they never even noticed that she's black and female. The NYP does not work that way.--
stirfrybry: robohobo: Employee of a public school. That is all.look for the union label
HaywoodJablonski: viscountalpha: The fact that these people exist IS the reason our society is doomed.What do you mean THESE people?
pxlboy: Moopy Mac: spelletrader: Moopy Mac: This woman may be terrible (and probably is). But, unless you are not familiar with the NYP, you know this paper has a long history of racial innuendo and that a certain amount of skepticism is necessary whenever reading articles from this paper on certain matters.This tactic by the NY Post works so well that even detractors of their methods are willing to say things like "it may be true (and probably is)"It's human nature to assume the worst of others, throw in public servant and union member, on top of a high salary and you've got one hell of a jump to judgement. The fact that she is a black female is icing on the cake.I have no idea if this woman is what they claim her to be. I doknow that I am disgusted by the way the Post reports the story. Allegations of this nature demand thorough investigation, there is no doubt about that. If she turns out to be innocent of any wrongdoing it will be a complete waste of time and money, her career will have been harmed and the Post will find another "story" to report in an inflammatory manner. Either way they don't give a shiat, nobody outraged by this will care if she is innocent or not, they've already made their judgement and indictment in their minds.It's not necessarily the Post's methods being effective, but rather she really probably is not doing her job at an adequate level. There is no shortage of underperforming principals, the Post just has to find one of them. If she is a caricature, even better.One could adjust one's foil hat and wonder if she was paid to be the caricature of the token black/union/welfare/teacher/etc that the right (and their constituency) so desperately want to believe exists.
captjc: SpectroBoy: Looks like Flip Wilson to me.Maybe it's the fur and excessive makeup, but I have to go with drag queen as well.
kregh99: stirfrybry: robohobo: Employee of a public school. That is all.look for the union label Uh, dumbass... she's management. Not union.
spelletrader: Gulper Eel: The Post didn't put her in that fur coat or that car.Why would it matter what she wears or drives? This is exactly my point. She makes $127k a year (which I find absurd, but I am not familiar with principal salaries) and drives a car that is $40k, which is less than a third of that, seems pretty responsible to me. If she's married and her husband works than they have an even greater household income, making the car less outrageous.Is her attire professionally appropriate? Probably not, but that is not any indication of her work or ethics. If it was a male principal dressing pastel suits would there be as much attention drawn to it? Nope.
Point02GPA: Leaving her personality misunderstandings aside, she rocks big time in fur./I'd hit it
spelletrader: What troubles me is the "Can you believe this uppity black biatch?" subtext that pervades the Post articles. It speaks to a certain type of NY'er that gets off on blaming minorities for anything and everything, they eat that shiat up and the Post is laughing all the way to the bank.
spelletrader: asynchron: Are you saying that you think it's OK that the school doesn't have textbooks because it's not legally required? I really hope that's not what you're sayingWhere in the article does it say that the kids do not have text books?!? FTFA: "....no reading, writing or math books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum."Check the link I posted, the books are optional and not meant to be a script for teachers to teach. The school still has the proper text books and is teaching to the Common Core standards, just not with the optional materials that the NYSED sells. Many schools choose to create their own materials to adhere to Common Core. Also, the school has been inspected, as the article notes: "There is significant room for organizational improvement," Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said. "But [Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson reported] that classrooms are orderly, teachers are dedicated, and students are learning. Going forward, I will have field staff at the school weekly to make sure those organizational changes occur."They are not lacking any materials and they'll be re-inspected weekly. This is more a case of a black female principal that dressy flashy at a school in a working class white neighborhood. They feel that she doesn't know her place and they will complain about whatever they imagine is going on. Also FTFA: Dressed in a fur coat, sunglasses, a revealing short skirt and funky fur boots she looked as if she were headed to a nightclub as she climbed into her shiny red BMW X3 - which goes for a base price of $40,000 - and drove off.How dare she dress in a way that the Post deems inappropriate for a principal. The nerve of her driving a shiny red $40k foreign automobile. She just doesn't know here place, right?asynchron: lso don't understand several people's apparent attitude of "NY Times is the real monster here" in this thread...And it's the NY Post, not the Times. There are worlds of difference between the two, but I see that yo ...
black__hippie: How long until we find out she was keeping the money for core curriculum books.
Ilmarinen: solitary: omg her car is worth $40,000! how very dare she!Yes, that is clearly the main point of TFA.
robohobo: Point02GPA: Leaving her personality misunderstandings aside, she rocks big time in fur./I'd hit itHer knees definitely aren't sharp. More like each is a bag containing a large softball sized rock. You need higher standards, man. She's a beast.
Close2TheEdge: Um...what principal dresses like THAT for work?My guess is the guarded response by the Deputy Chancellor is a bit of a smokescreen. They now have to figure out some way to get rid of this crazy biatch without getting their asses sued off. After all, they department has basically condoned her behavior for years. You know full well she is going to lawyer up and actively resist any attempt at firing for cause,
solitary: omg her car is worth $40,000! how very dare she!
gibbon1: Lady Indica: Sociopaths?Sociopaths aren't people.
fusillade762: miss diminutive: Sills has required parents to pay more than $110 per child for the annual, fifth-grade shindig. The girls must rent little white dresses that look like bridal gowns, and the boys must rent tuxedos with tails, sources told The Post.The fark?Came to mention this as well. Not sure how that's legal. Or even possible.
miss diminutive: Sills has required parents to pay more than $110 per child for the annual, fifth-grade shindig. The girls must rent little white dresses that look like bridal gowns, and the boys must rent tuxedos with tails, sources told The Post.The fark?
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